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Industry Advisory Group: City Design

The Industry Advisory Group provides a consultative forum to allow an exchange of ideas between City Design Leadership, other faculty members, industry, professionals, and community members.

Specific functions of the advisory group include, but are not limited to, the following: providing a critical and reflective forum for community/professional discussions and interactions to contribute to the continual improvement of the City Design Programme and to ensure its relevance to ongoing problems and issues in city making globally; suggesting suitable strategies and directions that the Faculty might consider to ensure individual units, or groups of units, remain professionally relevant, state-of-the-art, and best able to meet the present and future needs of industry, the university and the community; offer suggestions for new areas to be explored through informed consideration of new initiatives and program promotion; provide opportunities for discussion of possible co-operative research or training. 


Professor Peter Bishop

Peter is Professor of Urban Design at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and a director at Allies and Morrison Architects. For 25 years he was a planning director in four different Central London Boroughs and has worked on major projects including Canary Wharf and  Kings Cross, one of the largest and most complex sites in the UK. 

In 2006 he was appointed as the first Director of Design for London, the Mayor’s architecture and design studio, and in 2008 the Deputy Chief Executive at the London Development Agency. In 2011 he carried out 'The Bishop Review', a policy on behalf of the Government on ways in which the quality of design in the built environment might be improved. 

Peter lectures and teaches extensively and has been a design advisor to the Mayors of London, Bucharest and Zhuhai. He is an honorary fellow of University College London, an honorary fellow of the RIBA and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Kingston. 

His book, The Temporary City explores the origins of current thinking on temporary urbanism and was published in 2012 by Routledge. Recently, he has published Planning, Politics and City Making – a Case Study of Kings Cross (RIBA Publishing 2016)a book examining the political processes behind major developments .

Emma Cariaga, British Land 

Emma joined British Land in June 2014 and as Head of Operations she has responsibility for the development of the group’s assets at Canada Water. The project, adjacent to the Canada Water & Surrey Quays stations, covers nearly 50 acres and will deliver a new urban centre for London. The project is comprised of workspace, retail, leisure, culture and residential developments alongside higher educational and community uses.

Emma joined British Land from Landsec where she delivered a number of Central London developments including Wellington House, Kings Gate and the ZigZag building in Victoria, as well as overseeing their strategic land portfolio. Prior to this, Emma held development and land management roles at house builders Barratt and Crest Nicholson.

Extra Curricula Activities;

  • Deputy Chair of Thames Valley Housing Association where she also chairs their Group Investment Committee 

  • Board Member of the Pathways to Property (Reading Real Estate Foundation) 
  • Trustee of the youth mental health charity stem4 

Malcolm Smith, ARUP

Malcolm Smith is an architect and the founding director of the Integrated Urbanism Unit at Arup, London. He leads a wide range of projects that include the Northstowe new town masterplan, Cambridgeshire; the Central To Eveleigh masterplan, Sydney;  the Wellcome Genome Campus, Cambridgeshire; the Dalian Harbour masterplan, China; the Stratford City masterplan, London and the Pretoria Central District Masterplan, South Africa. He was the lead designer for the Zuidas district in the City Amsterdam, and an advisor to UN-Habitat and the Gore Foundation. He has been a visiting professor at Yale University.